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the charity work but they are not playing a role. here we have stephen colbert, popular and funny character, but speaking in character is highly unusual. i've never seen another human do that. >> although humans behind the scenes have been known to bring elmo and kermit the frog to life to speak to lawmakers. but he says inviting colbert to speak was a gamble. >> dangerous, so close to the election when people are angry at congress and some of them will see this as a publicity stunt g. but still, he says the presence today brought much more attention to the hearing than it might have gotten otherwise. will people remember long-term that he was drawing attention to the issue of immigrant farm workers? cousak says probably not. in washington, molly henneberg, fox news. >> bret: throughout the day, lawmakers continue to react to the colbert appearance. house speaker nancy pelosi said this afternoon, "of course i think it's appropriate. he's an american, right? he can bring attention to an important issue like immigration, i think it's great." on the other side, republican congressman steve kin
. >> thanks for dropping by. appreciate it. keeper? >> all right, thanks. >>> well, no joke, stephen colbert not only holding a rally in washington, he's also scheduled to testify before congress. we're getting details from the cnnpolitics.com desk coming up. 45 minutes past the hour. ♪ i thought it was over here... ♪ [car horn honks] our outback always gets us there... ... sometimes it just takes us a little longer to get back. ♪ >>> 48 minutes past the hour right now. we get a check on the morning's headlines. rob marciano is in the extreme weather center. talk about extreme, last night, man, we had a lightning storm. the lightning was unbelievable. >> yeah. the lightning show across the northeast yesterday. those storms have moved on. it sunk to the south. you won't be quite as hot as yesterday, but everyone south of there is going to be hot. look at the cool air in the southeastern third of the country and all this rain. some of this is tropically fed. take a look at what happened in tucson yesterday. you don't need a lot, a half inch of rain in a few hour, boom, you get flash floo
of the two victims, as well. well, court ended early last thursday after the defendant you see here, stephen he stephen ha seizure-like symptoms. with the details of the case so horrific, what is going to happen going forward now? >> a bizarre case to say the least, from beginning to end. right now there is a police sergeant on the stand who is testifying more about exactly what happened inside of that house and, most importantly, the evidence it recovered to tie these two men, stephen hayes and joshua komisarjevsky to the crime. the older of the two suspects is being tried first and the other suspect, who will be tried after him. as many legal experts point out, this is not so much a trial about guilt or innocence, as we normally see where the defense is, of course, trying to prove that their client is not guilty. in this case, the defense attorney for steven hayes admitted from the very beginning committed this crime and admitted to the killing, as well. he said, look, don't put my client to death. just give oslife sentence. basically calling this a robbery that got out of control. late la
requests for clemency from her attorneys. >>> you hear jon stewart and stephen colbert would bring a big crowd. now a bigger crowd is expected for their dueling rallies next month on the national mall. >> the construction projects some residents say is turning into a nightmare. >> 73 degrees. it's going to feel a lotlike summer today. stay with us for your weather and traffic to the on the 1s. right here in this neighborhood, i grew up lening strong families and hard wk means opportunity. and that starts with good schools. it's a tradition here in maryland-- and why in these tou times i've put education first. we've made record investments in o classrooms... doubled the mber of charter schools... and we've frozen college tuition for four years in a row. and it's working. experts say we now hav the number one schools in the nation. when it comes to expanding opportunity invery neighborhd, i know that we must do even better. growing, evolving, literally transforming our lives. now imagine the possibilities of what tomorrow could bring. at at&t, we support a core set of standards that will
ker the leader at -- snedeker is at 12 under. >>> stephen strasburg is out of the hospital after surgery on his elbow friday. nats gm said it was successful and strasburg came through it with flying colors. he will be out. 12 to 18 months. of course tonight at 11:00 we will have the full list of 22 down to 53 players. >> okay. all right. >>> your family is visiting from st. louis? >> yeah. >> going to take them out to dinner and spend big movie. what kind of weather are they going to have? >> that makes this one good. on his wallet. clear skies, very nice. light wind. we're really looking at a nice evening. it will get a little chilly by morning. in fact, low 50s in some areas. upper 40s in the suburbs. >> okay. high of 81 tomorrow. >> thanks a lot. >> thank you for watching. we will see you back here at 11:00. bye. the following is a paid advertisement for time life's music collection.
saying. >> not in this case. i'm a little biased because cuomo is a great guy. >>> has stephen colbert delivered his last joke on capitol hill? testimony from the comedian may have banned him from life. >>> a day after her first gubernatorial debate, meg whitman confronts a political firestorm after allegations she knowingly employed an illegal immigrant. first we're bracing for severe weather. here is bill karins with the latest. >> as advertised, a rough morning commute. already have flash flood warnings around d.c. tornado watch from philadelphia southward. new york city not looking pretty. this picture behind me in times square shows it. heavy in and tropical downpours in the city. there's a look at times square. only going to get worse as we go through out the day. this is a 24-hour event. the storm system is located in the carolinas and all of the moisture is coming straight up like this. it's going to rush all the way through the heavy populated areas especially from new york city south wards down through d.c. i mentioned the tornado watch. we do have a tornado warning just sout
. >>> glenn beck getting a run for his money. jon stewart and stephen colbert bringing their human to the nation's capital, calling america to join them on the national mall. thousands are already on board. will thomas has the details. >> reporter: for tonight i announce the rally to restore sanity. >> i am calling for the nation to join me on the washington mall for the march to keep fear alive. >> reporter: duly rallies the same day. comedy network stars jon stewart and stephen colbert offer viewers alternatives. >> well i asked my students in class today, out of 20 students, 20 said they are going to the rally. why? because they feel the only people on television that call politicians out for their misstatements or mistruths or weak logic are stephen colbert and jon stewart. >> reporter: this is scheduled three days before the mid-term elections. even some democratic strategists question whether the effort will keep those away who might have volunteered to get the vote out that weekend. >> instead of siphoning them off, you might mobilize them and get them interested and get the
's "washington journal." final guest on this from a morning. stephen kaplan is a lawyer -- steven kaplan is a lawyer, but he specializes in financial mortgage matters. welcome and thanks for being here. guest: thank you, susan. host: the description of one current mortgage disclosure is that they are a quagmire. would you agree? guest: i think that is probably an appropriate description. i think the different types of requirements and up being very confusing and cumbersome and a voluminous amount of paper. voluminous amount of paper. we have disclosures that allow people to shop for different products, so they can take the product that they got from lender "a" and compare it to render "b." other disclosures are informational, like be careful, your house is on the line. it is very difficult for the consumer to understand. host: and the big headline from the "wall street journal" this morning, the "housing is staying stuck." guest: probably the largest issue right now from a housing sales perspective other than qualifying for mortgage loans are the underwriting guidelines that are being ap
. >> plus, why stephen colbert may testify before congress tomorrow. >> also, the temperatures are not fall-ing. tom is talking about some near record highs. weather and traffic ahead. >>> and next, also on the way up, prices at starbucks. >>> well yo nonfat no foam, no whip, no shoes no service mocha might soon be costing you a lile more. starbucks announced that it will rase prices on what it calls labor intensive beverages. the reason is price increases of green arabica coffee as well as other raw ingredients like dairy, sugar and cocoa. as for those of you who just enjoy plain, old, small black coffee don't wory. starbucks officials say those prices will stay the same around $1.50. just don't call it a small. >> and what's the fun of dering just a coffee when you can say all that stuff? >> rattle it off. >> tom doesn't even drink coffee. >> i got the caffeine monkey off myack ten years ago. now he's on our director's back and causing problemin the control room this morning. ll, good morning, as we get going on this thursday morning, whether you need a caffeine jolt or not, it is a mild
the weekend by a car. stephen tschida is live at the accident scene. >> 30-year-old natasha pettigrew was a politician and avid cyclist. she was run down early sunday morning. her mother is afraid maryland state law will protect the woman who ran over her daughter. the woman who said she killed natasha pettigrew maintains she thought she hit an animal even though she dragged her bicycle for miles. the victim's mother doubts the woman will face a punishment. >> [unintelligible] >> she called police hours after hitting natasha pettigrew when she spotted a bicycle under her car. >> it took you four hours to go to your car to discover there is a bicycle under your car. >> the case is under investigation, but her mother returned to the scene. she is grieving for her daughter and worrying about the lot of protecting the woman who killed her. a prosecutor must prove gross negligence or some intent to kill in order to charge and convict. >> no one is charged with this crime because proving it is so hard. >> if you shoot them and kill them what is the difference? >> her friend clean up debris
. how word loses to holy cross. catholic, 16-13 winner over shenandoah. >>> baseball now. stephen strasburg is out of the hospital after his surgery on his elbow friday. mike ri zoe said it was successful. his teammates in pittsburgh, the man who couldn't wait to catch strasburg early they're year,rodriguez. one of 15 swats by the nats tonight. they won 9-2. >>> soccer action, this is the kind of year it's been for d.c. united. simply, the win. columbus wins it 1-0. d.c. united loses 1-0. >>> finally, and finally, let's get tennis. tracy trying to continue her run at the u.s. open tonight. tough assignment against sharapova. first set she loses and second set she loses. 6-0, 6-0, the run is over, but a pretty good run for a local young lady. sharapova too much today. down to 53 now for the redskins. >> players cut, they get to keep their jerseys with their names on the back? >> good question. i don't think so. they get a goody bag maybe. >>> recap for us? >> a little cool in the morning but a beautiful sunny day tomorrow. absolutely splendid. >> thanks a lot. have a good night, ev
than a month away from jon stewart and stephen colbert's rallies on the national mall, but this morning we are getting crowd numbers. the estimates and numbers for you when we come back. >>> and we're teaming up with mix 107.3 to raise money for children's national medical center. the radio station are holding a ladyothon all day. and you can donate by calling or go to mix107.3.com. we'll check back in with the folks in a little bit. csttd em >>> welcome back. it looks like two rallies in the district will be bigger than first expected, at least by a little bit. jon stewart plans to hold his rally along with stephen colbert's match to keep fear alive both on october 30th. they amend the the numbers from 25,000 to more like 60,000 people. and we're still a month away so the numbers could still go up. >> sometimes the numbers might be even more than the 60,000. we'll see. >>> in the meantime, say if they were having that today they would have some hot weather. >> would need a lot of bottled water out there on the mall. >> take a look at yesterday's temperatures. 94 degrees. it felt warm.
stuff. >> i'd lobby for that. >> the invitation is out there. >> jon, stephen, please. howie, candy, thanks so much. >> thank you. >> thanks. >> you can go and get more on this story, of course, at cnnpolitics.com. >>> walk-out the united nations diplomats leave the building after iran's president blames the u.s. for 9/11. >>> and a controversial diabetes drug can be on the market but only some patients can purchase avandia. we explain the restrictions. [ male announcer ] you are a business pro. lord of the carry-on. sovereign of the security line. you never take an upgrade for granted. and you rent from national. because only national lets you choose any car in the aisle. and go. you can even take a full-size or above. and still pay the mid-size price. i deserve this. [ male announcer ] you do, business pro. you do. go national. go like a pro. [ male announcer ] you do, business pro. you do. words alone aren't enough. our job is to listen and find ways to help workers who lost their jobs to the spill. i'm iris cross. we'll keep restoring the jobs, tourist beaches, and businesses im
about the back and forth? bring in the panel. stephen hayes, writer for "weekly standard." rick klein, political reporter for abc news and syndicated columnist charles krauthammer. steve, two come can meeting events today. one in a hardware store in virginia. and one of the west steps of the capitol where the democratic leaders move the small business bill forward. >> it's an interesting contrast. it's clear in campaign mode here. i think what republicans did worked. it was smart for john boehner and eric canter to step back and let others make the argument, to the extent it triples down to the american voters, which is questionable. it's a good thing to do. the pledge overall is a smart thing to do. it's a good program. bold and aggressive. it doesn't answer all of the questions. of course, what happens on november 3 in some respects in governing is more important than what happens on november 2. it's a campaign document. they are doing it to campaign on something. what it does practically in political terms is it takes away one of two democratic arguments. democrats spent six or eig
of o complying if they're ever served with a wiretap order. >>> stephen colbert will be back in new york city after facing what may have been his toughest audience yet, congress. the comedy central host testified about conditions facing america's undocumented farm workers. there was a little bit of confuse as to whether or not he was going to be testifying as stephen colbert or whether he would be in character -- well, check out his testimony. >> picking beans, packing corn for hours on end side by side in the unforgiving sun. i have to say and i do mean this sincerely, please don't make me do this again. it is really, really hard. for one thing when you're picking beans, you have to spend all day bending over. it turns out and i did not know this that most soil is at ground level. if we can put a man on the moon, why can't we make the earth waist high? come on. where is the funding? >> for once, there's kind of a bipartisan agreement that colbert's testimony was anything but funny. republican congressman steve king said colbert mocked the entire process and steny hoyer told wallace
messages to five women. house majority leader steny hoyer not laughing about stephen colbert's testimony on friday. he called it an embarrassment and not appropriate. >>> tax cuts on hold, lawmakers will not vote to extend the bush era tax cuts until after the midterm elections. in an nbc news exclusive this morning, president obama insisted that those tax cuts be extended for everyone but the wealthiest americans. >> what we need is tax cuts for the middle class who are struggling and if they get a tax cut, they're likely to spend it, which means that a small business is potentially going to get a customer and we're going to see job growth. so we can't spend $700 billion on a tax cut that is not going to spur job growth. >> republicans are demanding democrats schedule a vote to extend tax cuts before lawmakers go on recess next week. democrats accuse republicans of tying things up in the senate. >>> five weeks until the midterms, by the way, and president obama is looking to fire up youth voter whose helped him get elected in hopes of making them a game changer for democrats think novem
to put the best spin possible on another weak jobs report. it's time for our sunday group. stephen hayes, "the weekly standard." mara liasson of national public radio. fox news digital politics editor, chris stirewalt, a panel first-timer. and juan williams, also from national public radio. so, as we've been saying, the president is going to announce something of a new economic plan this week, apparently focussing on tax cuts for business. steve, is it more about can politics, or the economy and how much do you think it will actually help democrats in november? >> it's far more about politics. i think the white house feels like it needs to have something to campaign on, something to give vulnerable congressional democrats to run on. so this is what they settled on. i think it's far too late to have much effect on the economy, so they hope to be making a political argument. but what was most interesting i thought in your interview with tim kaine if i heard him correctly he said there have been eight tax cuts targeted to small businesses and he says we need a ninth. the white house saying
stephen colbert vice president biden did a riff on president bush. >> the administration has got some critique, criticism from me and my conservative friends that you have not given enough credit to president bush. would you like take this opportunity right now. to say thank you. >> mr. president, thank you you have honored these guys, these women, these troops and i have known you your entire eight years as president i've never known a time when you didn't care about -- you deserve a lot of credit mr. president. >> mr. president i never disagreed with your policies. >> bill: all right mr. ed by hrepb is a patriot. -- mr. biden is a patriot. senator boxer is in a fight to retain her seat. earlier a top aide was busted for trying to smuggle pot into the building. 43-year-old marcus stanley has been charged. he's a pinhead as well as a pothead. check out the fox news website. we would like you to spout off about the factor. i said thelma was andy's girlfriend it was helen. thelma was barney's girlfriend. oreilly@foxnews.com. name a town if you wish to opine. when writing the factor do n
stephen colbert's rallies are getting a big boost from a political pundit. aryan a huffington is offering free rides for anyone who wants to go to their rallies. last night huffington announced she's giving free bus rides to anyone who shows up at their offices. >>> american idol hit the road again this time stopping in new jersey for auditions and some locals snagged an audience with the new judges. we sent fox 5's sherri ly to jersey city to catch up with one of them. >> reporter: rained jackson is sitting in simon -- randy jackson is sitting in simon cowell's old seat, but he said no one will ever say you've become the new cowell, cowell, you're a dog. this season is an american idol remix, but the drill is the same for the contestants. kelly powers came a long way from wood ridge virginia but never thought american idol was for her. >> i never wanted to do the show. >> reporter: her friends and family convinced her to give it a try. now she's in jersey city hoping american idol will help make her singing dreams come true. >> this is it for me. this is really what i'm meant to do. i kn
for the latest political news. >> this is no joke. stephen colbert testifies this friday at a hearing on protecting america's harvest. he'll tell members of a house immigration subcommittee about spending a day in the fields volunteering for the united farm workers take our jobs campaign. >>> ohio's state democratic party chairman got a little carried away while accusing republicans of believing in, his words, health care is a privilege, not a right. chris redfern used the "f" word on camera. >> if your kid's going to graduate from college, now he or she gets health care, your health care, while he or she looks for a new job. it's in the very base terms. we win these arguments. and every time one of these [ bleep ] say -- excuse me language -- >> just got to watch for the open mic there, folks. he tells cnn he wasn't aware of the camera but -- well that it was on, but since it was a private meeting he's not apologizing. >>> president obama was much more polite this afternoon while explaining benefits to virginia voters. >> the single biggest driver of our deficit is the escalating cos
know when stephen strasburg will go under th rnlgs stephen strasburg will finally undergo elbow surgery this friday. the national pitching prospect will have the operation in los angeles. it is better known as tommy johns surgery and will keep him out of action for 12 to 18 months. he hurt himself back on august 21st pitching against the phillies. nats manager rizzo says he is dealing with the injury like a professional. >>> make sure you get your zs or you could have life threatening consequences. the researchers at penn state found men with chronic insomnia were at greater risk to death. the risk soared for men who had diabetes or high blood pressure. researchers found not enough sleep makes focus and concentration difficult during the day and young adults have a higher chance of depression and anxiety. teens who lack sleep also tend to eat more fatty foods and snacks. >>> got to sleep. 5:26 is your time. coming up, the president announces the end of combat in iraq and refocuses on the problems here at home. >>> misunderstandings that may be what led to detaining two men who had rathe
was a senior writer for "national journal," and others. welcome, stephen. [applause] i met her in the ladies' room which is how all good meetings began. she is the founder of "campaign solutions." she was the first or raise money on the internet for political campaign. she has raised money -- more money than any other company, and she has helped the john campaign campaign making about $100 million online. [applause] and the walter is the new political director at abc news and she also provides on-air analysis for abc news programs. she had a background at the national journal and the senior editor of a rap -- she had a reputation as a tough handicapper. [applause] nate silver is the founder of 538.com, winning the award for best political coverage on line, and he has been made one of time magazine's 100 most influential people, and has been called a scratch see psyche -- scratch sheet psychic. welcome. but mr. with something that david axelrod said. it said that there is a crime of court pathology in washington, which is why he looks forward to decamping in chicago. what -- how you deal with
for the virginia dmv. >>> and also ahead, we know that's stephen strasburg needs surgery for an arm injury and that that procedure means he's miss the next 12-18 months. and now we know when the ace will go under the knife and get back on the road to recovery. >>> in the meantime, tucker barnes has been watching earl very closely. he joins us with the very latest. i was going to say good morning, earl. >> let's get right to it. let's get to the hurricane watch to extend the virginia coastline. last night it
hearing about it. >> thank you for making time for us. >> we'll have stephen colbert here tomorrow. >> see you then. have a great day. >> live and in hd, this is an abc 7 news update. >> 8:56 is your time of this wednesday morning, september 22. i am alison starling with your local update and first a look at traffic and weather. >>> outer loop of the beltway at eisenhower avenue, the car crashes: but the recovery process is quite like the end begins in woodbridge. on the left side of the screen, you see the pace north from springfield to take you to eisenhower avenue or to third -- 395. 270 delays began at montgomery village avenue and that will carry you to the beltway and the american legion bridge. things are open out of baltimore. >>> defilade it is an air conditioner day. you might need it into saturday. we are talking mere 90 today all the way through friday with mostly sunny skies and 70 at reagan national airport right now. upper 80's, near 90 today and maybe a few isolated thunderstorms later this afternoon and into the evening and lower 90's for high temperatures by thursday and
the check. his message will be take it down a notch, america. and stephen colbert is planning an opposing rally. his march is keep fear alive. >> what would they do without glenn beck? >> i don't know. juju, thanks a lot. and happy birthday, juju. >> thank you. >> happy birthday. >>> time, now, for the weather. let's get back out to queens where we find sam champion. good morning, sam. >> good morning, robin. it's the kind of neighborhood anybody would look to live in. charming homes. tree-lined streets. these trees have been here for hundreds of years. in those 15 minutes last night, it became a frightening place. let's get to the boards. all of this is clearing away. hopefully they get the damage out in the next few weeks. a look at the northeast. it's cool, dry air that moves in. that's very good news. elsewhere, there's heavy rain in the tip of texas karl, which is mostly a mexico storm. but it could be an inch to two inches of rain, from brownsville, all the way up to corpus christi. >>> is a beautiful friday. the sky is mostly clear. you can see mostly sunny skies and the humidity w
with pride. congratulations and welcome to the world, isabella. >>> stephen hawking is here tomorrow night. donald trump monday. bill maher on tuesday. anderson cooper right now and "ac 360." anderson? >> larry, thanks very much. thanks for joining us. breaking news, the little-known pastor whose plan to burn korans sparked an american fire around the world. he canceled his plans but tonight it's possible he hasn't. the latest in the bizarre back and forth of the last few hours and how this little pastor has somehow inserted himself in the controversy over the mosque and islamic center near ground zero. the democratic congressman who says the health plan is for people to, quote, die soon. most controversial member of his party is up for re-election. we'll take you in "360 politics under pressure." >>> facing the makings of republican tidal wave. are democrats running away from and in some cases running against the obama policies, some that they voted for? >>> we begin with the breaking news, the koran burning planned for 9/11 that was canceled today after a series of twists and turns, invo
, but today stephen, richard and cory today your nation finally acknowledges and fully honors your father's bravery. because even though it has been 42 years, it's never too late to do the right thing. it's never too late to pay tribute to the our vietnam veterans and their families. in recent years, dick's story has become known in air force bases have honored him with streets and buildings in his name. and at the base where he train so long ago in barksdale, louisiana, there's a granite monument with an empty space next to his name, and that space can finally be etched with the words, medal of honor. the greatest memorial of all to dick etchberger is the spirit that we feel here today. the love that inspired him to serve, the love of his country, the love for his family, and most eloquent expression of that devotion are the words he wrote himself to friends back home just months before he gave his life to our nation. i hate to be away from home, he wrote, from that small base above the -- but i believe in the job. he said, it is the most challenging job i'll ever have in my life. and th
words and finally stephen hawking. you don't have to be a real science nerd to read it but he tells you everything you need to know about physical seconds. it's been very controversial. >> because he flipped many years ago and said he thought that god did begin the universe. now he says not necessarily so. >> he's looking for a new reason for "the grand design" the title of the book. you learn a lot from. you think you understand as you're reading it and gives you a lot to talk about with your family and friends. >> janice kaplan, thanks very much. we have a whole lot more on our website plus 13 more picks, excerpts from the books all on website plus 13 more picks, excerpts from the books all on our special books page at abc >>> >>> it is an age old question, if you will, can the food you eat actually help you look younger? dr. nicholas perricone is a dermatologist to the stars and has a brand-new best-selling book out called "forever young" introducing the metabolic diet. he says certain foods can keep wrinkles at bay plus give you more energy. you got our attention now. good morning t
this. host: stephen in brooklyn. republican line. caller: i want to comment on the two gentlemen you and i appreciate the arab negotiator. he seems negotiable -- reasonable. the other person, daniel levy, is the typical leftist point of view. you keep on hearing this over and over again, that if only netanyahu pressured the israelis to give in more and more, there would be peace. we are talking about two partners, a recalcitrant person is right wing israel. i will give you an example. there was an attack yesterday in israel. four jews were brutally murdered. so what did we get? we got condemnation from moscow abbas. -- mark would abbas -- mahmoud abbas. he said there should be no bloodshed in the middle east. in these attacks against arabs, let us say, four israeli soldiers when they are defending themselves, he calls it in the airport attack. it seems like a minor point, but the so-called palestinian mentality does not look at this as an abhorrent act. host: let me give mr. levy is a chance to respond. guest: both president abbas and prime minister and the 10 yahoo! represent their
for signing this bill that gives people opportunity. >> my name is stephen neal, here locally. i would like to thank the president for the stimulus package and this bill. the stimulus bill helped my business maintained through the winter months. i had the opportunity to borrow money at a reasonable rate and it gives me an opportunity. i am very thankful that this bill came about and it is done. thank you. i am interrupting retail as well as lease and rental. i sell school buses as well. >> good afternoon. i am a small business owner in maryland. and again, i would like to say thank you to the president and the obama administration because this is a momentous. i will be hiring may be 22 individuals and they are from all walks of life. i am hoping that the tax cuts will benefit my company. we have, through the stimulus bill, been fortunate to hire 20 individuals over the summer and we hope to retain most of those individuals. this bill is making a huge difference to me as a small business, as a mother, as a professional business owner, and to the employees i hire and to the state of maryland.
. this is her story in her own words and finally stephen hawking. you don't have to be a real science nerd to read it but he tells you everything you need to know about physical seconds. it's been very controversial. >> because he flipped many years ago and said he thought that god did begin the universe. now he says not necessarily so. >> he's looking for a new reason for "the grand design" the title of the book. you learn a lot from. you think you understand as you're reading it and gives you a lot to talk about with your family and friends. >> janice kaplan, thanks very much. we have a whole lot more on our website plus 13 more picks, excerpts from the books all on our special books page at a tax on everything you buy? that's in andy harris' unfair tax plan. 23% sales tax. a 23% sales tax will cut my business in half. would be devastating. andy harris' 23% sales tax absolutely makes no sense. 23% sales tax would really make things unaffordable. that's too high for the average american out here. i don't know how we would manage it really. don't like that idea. we can't afford andy harris
. if everybody voted, it would be one thing. >> the pathetic thing is it takes jon stewart and stephen colbert to make a rally. no one seems to get the sen thrifts out there. it takes two tv comics in a sense to have everybody yelling. >> pennsylvania, open seat in pennsylvania, pat tomb many leads democrat joe sestak 49-44. >> five points. that is something. you say democratic pollsters are keeping a poker face right now. looking at these numbers in the blue states, mark, have to be very nervous. >> they're very nervous. their hope remains to spend the money they have. in a lot of races democrats are sitting on money to try to demonized these republicans and limb nate nate them. the message voters want to hear is the one republicans in a disciplined way are peddling. change washington, put a check on barack obama, nancy pelosi and harry reid. >> one place where democrats are happy right now. one place, a place that things could have been so different. >> they could be different. in delaware, democratic chris coons leads republicaning opponent christine o'donnell 55% to 39%. >> look at the nex
theoretically won. >> it's so funny, you a great story in the piece about stephen colbert telling his wife their friend, jon stewart had been chosen to host "the daily show." >> she said, wait a minute, he was the quiet guy in the corner with the beard, not the funny one. what's he doing getting the show? stewart is a very smart guy. there's no magic formula as he says. he's worked hard at his humor, getting booed off stage in all the standard sort of start-up things. he lucked into a niche in some ways, "the daily show" existed before he took over as house. it wasn't nearly as political, as topical. he knew he wanted to give it some weight. but some things that have happened in the real world, many of them not funny, have given him openings. and the polarization of media, cable channels, fox obviously the biggest culprit, has given stewart a middle to both poke fun at and sort of represent in some ways. it's going to be interesting, with this rally he talked about last night, he seeing it as a piece of theater, as another goof on glenn beck and everybody else. whether he can do that and n
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